How to make your next conference not boring

There’s something about the word ‘conference’ that conjures up an image of people in suits, hot, bothered and watching the clock in a dull, uninspiring board room-like environment. Well, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be like that, and certainly won’t be here at Watsons!

Fruit platter at a Watsons conference

What makes our conferences different?

Stunning harbour views

It’s a well-known fact that a nice workplace results in enhanced productivity… So we can only imagine how much creativity will be sparked in our stunning Harbour View Conference Room. I mean, can you think of a more ideal workplace setting for the day?!

Conference room with harbour view

Our famed Sunset Room can also be transformed into a conference space; fantastic for team-building activities as well as pre/post conference social events. It is equipped with two plasma television screens, a wireless microphone and AV system so it has everything you need and more!

Conference room

Delicious platters to feast on

Our conferences are fully catered and the menus can be customised to meet your team’s dietary requirements and preferences. We provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea packages, a signature BBQ menu and elaborate post-conference feasts… Whatever your tastes we will make sure you are well looked after! You’ll be counting down the days until your next conference with food this good.

What’s more? You can even add a branded Hendrick’s drink trolley to your food and drink package. Because what conference doesn’t need a little gin, right?

Post conference party!

We all need to unwind after a long conference day… And what better way to do that than with a beer or glass of wine in hand, watching the sunset over beautiful Sydney Harbour. It’s the perfect setting to debrief with your colleagues (and by debrief we mean strictly non-work related!). You can opt for a relaxed catch up in Beach Club or you can organise a private, fully catered function in one of our beach-chic event spaces.

Need a break? Go whale watching!

Did you know taking breaks between work also results in optimum productivity? We definitely back this theory! Our friends over at Fantasea Cruise can take you out on a leisurely break on the water for a whale watching, team building expedition. Now that’s definitely unique to Watsons conferences!

Photo credit: Fantasea Cruising

On site accommodation

Have a multi-day conference? We’ve got you covered with 31 boutique hotel rooms. It gives you and your colleagues (or employees) the opportunity to escape to an inspiring holiday-like destination without leaving Sydney. Talk about a hassle free vacay!

Photo of our Harbour Apartment Room with beach views

Easy transportation

Located only 11km’s from the city, we are an easily accessible destination. Watsons Bay is a quick 15 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay (definitely the scenic option!). Alternatively, there are several direct buses from the city, Bondi and Paddington or you can chat to our events team about organising a private boat or car service for your team.

Sunset photo with silhouette palm tree

We’re here to make sure your experience is as enjoyable and seamless as can be!